söndag 27 december 2015

Driving back to Solhäll!

After a hard night we drove back to Solhäll in the morning of the 25th of December and we saw this fantastic Rainbow in the middle of Småland! And today the snow came!

Fire alarm - in the middle of the night

We had a G&T together with Siv when we came back to our hotel and then we went to sleep - very tired! We woke up just before 03.00 as the fire alarm went on - and I put on tights and a pullover - no shoes - and rushed down from floor 5 with my computer under my arm. Sven was still in our hotel room looking for his socks saying "Friday" and his red Christmas-like underwear....

A confused elderly man had coused the problem so it was no problem - but the problem was that neither the fire men nor the security guard could shut down the alarm - so for two hours our hotel was "on fire". Of course we could not sleep.....

What is wrong?

Christmas is here!

We spent the 24th of December - the Swedish Christmas - at Mark´s and Hanna-Fia´s place and the pictures will tell for themselves what a fantastic afternoon and evening we had!

Enjoying the "glögg" and "lussekatterna"!
Together with Anna´s father Göran and Jannicke, Toril and Embla
And Tobbe, Maj and Tuva-Li
And Hugo, Anna, André, Siv, Karin and Wilhelm
And Göran again and Hanna-Fia with Jannicke
Grandfather Sven with the doll Karin
Tuva-Li playing with Karin
Jannicke with her daughters
Proud father with our latest grandchild Aston
Hugo, André´s son, Torl, Jannicke´s daughter and Tuva-Li, Mark´s daughter waiting
For the Christmas Man
And Toril has been so nice during the year...
And so had Wilhelm
And Embla....
And Hugo...
And Karin....
And what a hugh present Hugo and Karin got!
Wilhelm will start playing for us!
Grandmother and granddaughter.... So happy together
And finally - Christmas dinner!
Aston´s first Christmas
Grandfather Göran with Karin enjoying the Swedish "snaps"
Fantastic food!

Back in Lund for Christmas

On the 22nd of December we drow down to Lund to celebrate Christmas with the children and grandchildren. In the afternoon I met Filip and Åsa whilst Sven was talking "business" in Malmö. In the evening we were invited to a superb dinner with Marie and Anders - Åsa´s parents.

On the 23rd we were supposed to bake Lussekatter with Jannicke, Tobbe, Embla and Toril - but as Embla was sick we asked Hanna-Fia and as their owen was "out of order" we ended up in Anna´s and Andrés house....

What a lovely evening we had - but where is Sven?
André leaving the house when we invaded it.....

And here is the fantastic result!
Karin is back.....
And so is André and Hugo!

torsdag 17 december 2015

Back in Sweden...

I have had som many problems with my blog but now I do hope they are SOLVED! We did land in Skavsta during one of the worst storms that Sweden has had - but thank you Ryan Air - you did put us safely down in Sweden! After 18 hours of travelling we reached Solhäll via Stansted, bus to Linköping and train to Västervik and with help of our friends Bernt and Margaretha who waited for us, drove us to Solhäll and handed over our breakfast. That is what I call friends!

We - or rather Sven - have been buzzy decoration Solhäll for Christmas and we have met lots of our Västervik friends without camera - as I have been sooo fed up.

Thirsday morning we took the train to Lund to celebrate Hanna-Fia - Mark´s wife - on her 35th birthday - and I took some photos during the party which I hope I will be able to insert! Let us hope I I do succeed!

And I did! But I am so sorry - now when I did succeed that neither Hanna-Fia nor Wilhelm, Tuva-Li and Mark are on the photos and not the other guest either... But from now on I will update my blog "as normally before the brake down".

Hanna-Fia´s mother with baby Aston and Hugo
André, Sven and baby Karin - Anna´s and Andrés daughter
Anna, Hugo and André
Anna, Karin and Hugo and Hanna-Fia´s mother

söndag 29 november 2015

The 1st of Advent

Our view this morning - the 1st of Advent - from outside our kitchen. It is so hard to believe that it is snowing in Sweden and we walk around here in Cyprus in short sleeves, sandales and shorts! But on Friday we will fly to the cold North and I will change my sandels into snowbooths - and I do hope I will love it......


måndag 9 november 2015

Minigolf together with friends

We were invited by Aina and Bengt to play minigolf together with other close friends. We had lots of fun during the 18 holes - and many laughters were heard within our Swedish Group! Sven was the Winner - and I was so proud of him!

Afterwards we were invited to the Osswalds for champagne to celebrate the Winner - and Kjell who made hole in one on the 12th hole. Congratulations to both of them! And thereafter more wine, a tasty chicken pie, sallad and ice creme with lots of chocolate to go with the coffee and the Bailey. What a lovely afternoon and evening we had on Father´s Day!

The team - Though Sven is missing as he took the photo

Sven concentrating to find the right angle
And I - absolutely  knowing what I have to do

The winner with is trophy and Inger and Bengt toasting with him
Me, Gunnel and Kjell enjoying the evening!
Sven and the hostess Aina - so close together
Dan and Bengt - so satisfied after the dinner
The winner Sven and the "hole in one man" Kjell - Congratulations!

torsdag 5 november 2015

Our two latest Grandchildren!

André got his second child on the 24th of January - Karin - and Mark got his third child - Aston - on the 17th of September. They spent the automn holiday in Västervik end of October and here they stand side by side with their latest children!

Bridge and cooking!

Yesterday we had our bridge for the girls and cooking for the boys at Ulla and Ingemar. Ingemar and Ulla decided the meny and the boys were preparing a three course dinner whilst we were enjoying playing bridge. We girls love this concept! As a starter a very tasty soup, then a fantastic salom with mushed potatoes and for the dessert we had pomegrante mousse. The boys did very well - and so did we at the bridge table!

The CHEFS - Åke, Evert, Ingemar and Sven
The bridge girls - Maj, Ulla, Anita and Brit
The fantastic salmon
All of us enjoying it!
Evert explaining the wine to the dessert